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Indian Passport Renewal, Re-issue–Required Documents, Process. NO Need for Agent.


Many of us have lot of questions regarding Indian passport renewal (it is called re-issue by passport seva kendra, read note below) like below.

  • Do I need Police verification letter
  • Do I need  to get an affidavit from notary
  • Do I need to get a letter from someone like SP, District Collector, Military Officer
  • Would I need an agent for renewal ? I don’t know the process

So many other questions…In fact, I had the same set of questions. Recently, I had my passport renewed/ re-issued at Hyderabad Passport office. Let me share my experience and some insights.

Note: “Renewal and Re-issue are used interchangeably in the article. There is subtle difference. The term renewal is used, if you have a passport with Short Validity Passport (SVP) and you are applying for extending the same. In that case, you will still be getting a new book. Unlike, Re-issue relates to exhaustion of pages, passport reaching the end of 10 year validity. The below experience is for Re-issue, but I have used to the terms interchangeably”

Background :  My passport is set to expire in under 6 months and I have renewed the passport before expiry.  Set of documents may vary , if expired passport…nevertheless, the process should not change.

Step by Step Process for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue:

1.       Register Online at Passport Seva Website :

All you need to do is go online and register yourself at the Passport Seva Website . You will be asked to enter some basic Information regarding your current address, if any changes to your current status like Marriage, if you would like to add your spouse name, etc.  Just enter the details and save it.

2.       Book a Slot or Walk –in :

You will asked to book a slot right after you register. You can do that using the option.  You can only book slots when they open. Depending on the Passport Seva Kendra the timings will vary. For Hyderabad, the slots open at 4 PM.  You need to visit Passport Seva Kendra Slot Open timings Webpage to get the most updated information.    Just search online on the passport seva Kendra page.   Typically for renewal/ re-issue, if you do NOT get a slot, do NOT worry. You can walk-in to a passport seva Kendra between  9 and 11 AM for Hyderabad PSK.  This information and time can vary by passport seva Kendra. You need to check the website for details. In fact,  I got this information when I went to the passport office to get some background information.    There is a misconception that walk-in appointments are only for Tatkal, but that is not true for renewals.

3.       Identify the list of documents :

You have a nice step by step guide to help you identify the list of documents that you need for your passport renewal. If you go to the home page and click on list of documents required under the section of renewal / re-issue, you will get a form to select options. Based on options it will show the list of documents that you need.  These are the documents you will need. NO Additional documents are required. In fact, I called the customer support as well and they said the same list and my experience at Passport seva Kendra says the same.  You do NOT require additional documents.  Do NOT listen to others.


List of documents for Indian Passport Renewal / Re-issue

  •  You must print out the online form that you printed out with the Application Reference number ( ARN ) and carry with you. It is mandatory to have this document with you.


Same Address as in your Old Passport

  • You do NOT need anything other than photo copy of your passport first page, last page and the page with ECNR info. You will do self-attestation ( your own signature)
  • You may carry current address proof like a utility bill or Bank statement or Voter card, etc… see below for some of those documents.
  • If you would like to add your spouse name, carry original and photo copy of your marriage certificate. It is required.

Change in Address – Different one from your Old passport address

  • Just like above,  first, last and ECNR page photo copy with self attestation
  • Address proof of change in address – Any one of the below is acceptable.
    • Any one of the  Utility bills like Water, Telephone, Electricity Bills –  You need at least for 2 months  of which one should be of current year and other should be of previous year.
    • Proof of gas connection.
    • Ration Card with address .
    • Bank Statement  for 1 year, Passbook of the bank account with address on it.
    • Any of the cards like Adhar card, Voter ID, etc.

There are other set of documents that you can get off the website. The above are very common ones.

 4.  Go to Passport Seva Kendra 

If you have got a slot, go at that exact time or 15 min before, no need to go there and sweat.  If you would like to walk-in, thats even better. I did a walk-in without any appointment. It went fine.   All the details about process in  PSK will be described in next article.

Do I need a Passport Agent  ?  What value do they add ?

Well, first thing that comes to our mind is do I need an agent to get my passport renewed.  Honestly, it is not required. Things have changed quite a bit and the process has been streamlined. You do NOT need an agent.  There are many stories that agent might say to you like I will get you slot, etc…but, the fact is that you do NOT need an agent. If you go online at the time they say as mentioned in website, you should be fine.  They go out in first 30 min or so.  But, typically for re-issue or renewal you do not need one. You can directly walk-in to the passport seva Kendra in the specified time.

Check out the next article,  exact Process at a Passport Seva Kendra and some key pointers .


194 comments… add one

  • GURUPADAPPA G BAILWAD Feb 26, 2015 Reply

    my passport hase bean expired date 08/07/2014
    give me sugessions,regarding passport renewal & documents

  • ahamed Feb 25, 2015 Reply

    my passport has been expired on 16/4/2012.now i need to renew my passport.will there be any difficult to get a new fresh passport.any formalities i have to undergo.

  • omkar bahadur thapa Feb 24, 2015 Reply

    My passport going to expire on 19.04.2015 i wanna to renewal my passport what i can be process to issue new passport

  • Rajeev Khurana Feb 23, 2015 Reply

    Dear sir,

    My passport is going to expired on 26-2-2015 needs to be plz renewed my passport

    thanks u

  • J K Shah Feb 18, 2015 Reply

    i am in NZ now with spouse Her passport expire dt is 01/08/2015 . what should be renewal procedure if i need to do so

  • Naveen Feb 17, 2015 Reply

    Dear Sir,
    My passport will expire on 4/3/15, it was issued frome Kerala but right now i reside in Bangalore. Is it possible to renew the passport from Bangalore itself than going back to Kerala? If so, what is the procedure?

  • Mr. Patel Feb 17, 2015 Reply

    Hello Sir,

    My Passport Date of Expiry is 11-05-2014 so i need police verification now!

    • Geeta Nair Feb 17, 2015 Reply

      Got my passport renewed(reissued) in July 2013 from Kolkata RPO. In June 2014 I shifted to Bangalore . In July 2014 I received a letter from RPO Kol asking for post police verification to which I replied mentioning my problems. But now again I received an e mail asking to get the police verification. Is it mandatory as I understand that now for renewal police verification is not required.

      • Geeta Nair Feb 17, 2015 Reply

        Hello Sir,
        Please note, I got my passport (No. L2069378) renewed(reissued) in July 2013 from Kolkata RPO. In June 2014, I shifted to Bangalore . In July 2014 I received a letter from RPO Kolkata, asking for post police verification to which I replied via post,mentioning that while I was in Kolkata, no Police Verification happened & the passport was still sent across to me & that currently I had shifted to Bangalore hence police verification may not be possible.
        But now again I received an email from your department, asking to get the post-police verification.
        Pleas clarify if this is mandatory as I understand that now for police verification for Passport renewal is not required.
        This has become a recurring issue , please let me know how to get this resolved & close out the verification, if applicable.


    sir my passport date expiry :- 23/11/2013, passport no E7076628. renewal and change of address.

  • APKumar Feb 11, 2015 Reply

    Sir, I have applied for Passport renewal as suggested by you and have got reporting time of 10.00 am on 18th Feb at Passport Seva Kendra Parel, would there be long queues? Should I reach there 1 or 2 hours early?

  • sakthivel Feb 6, 2015 Reply

    Sir,my pass port validity on 09/02/2014 i have only 4 days expiring my pass port . can i renew my passport

  • Haresh Feb 5, 2015 Reply


    Does it required to submit original old passport too.

    Or i can keep old passport till i will get the new passport ?

  • Shivakumar v Feb 3, 2015 Reply

    Sir my passport was expired on 07/01/2013.
    What do I need to do.

  • ganapathi Feb 1, 2015 Reply

    Sir my pass port police enqary not clear how to solution plz help me

    • BOJEGOWDA M HH Feb 7, 2015 Reply

      ITS TRUE!!!!!

  • P.S.RAMA SUBRAMANIAN Jan 30, 2015 Reply

    My passport is going to be expired on 16.03.2015. Needs to be renewed. What is Procedure for Renewal. Please i need Emergency of my passport because my working VISA ready now.

  • M.PREMKUMAR Jan 27, 2015 Reply

    My passport expires on the Feb 10 2015 how renewal the passport

    thanking you

  • Kumaresan ramasamy Jan 25, 2015 Reply

    Dear Mr /Mrs, my passport expire 25/08/2015 how many months before renewal my passport what kind of need to documents please your answer very helpful my abroad visit

  • Padmini P Jan 21, 2015 Reply

    I need to apply for a new passport, since im out of pages… kindly share the link or the procedure…

  • Anzar Jan 20, 2015 Reply

    Hello Sir,
    I lost my passport in railway station of Delhi. how can apply for re-issue, plz suggest me

  • paarass bhattia Jan 18, 2015 Reply

    do every passport seva kendra entertain walk-in candidate for normal application submission plz reply asap.

  • sukhvir singh Jan 14, 2015 Reply

    Maine pasport abudhabi se renew kiya tha 1 yrs ago mai 2 mnth before india ayea company change krne ko mera ab visa nh apply ho rha mai unmatriculation hu 9th pass new pasport mei ECR stamp nh hai mai kya kru plz advice me.thnx

  • Sachin Jan 13, 2015 Reply

    For applying for re-issue of expired passport of 8 years old Who has to self attest the photo-copy (parents or child) and In whose name Registration has to be made on passport portal ( Child or Parent).

    • dipak Feb 6, 2015 Reply

      mera pasport 2012 mein exp hogeya..ab renu liye kya korna porega.

  • Shefali Jan 13, 2015 Reply

    I had recently renewed my passport from passport office Thane, Mumbai.
    But the passport was sent to me from Passport Office Delhi.

    Any info if all the passports will be sent from New Delhi now onwards irrespective of where we submit the application?

  • Alpes Parmar Jan 11, 2015 Reply

    Applying for re passport

    I m deported from Malaysiya

  • Ehsan Jan 10, 2015 Reply

    I have a handwritten India passport issued in US by the U.S. based Indian consulate. I am in process for Saudi immigration and they require a computerized digital printed passport. Currently I am staying in Hyderbad and due to this reason would need to re-issue my passport.

    My current handwritten passport is valid till 2017.

    Can anyone please guide? Also if I have to re-issue can I apply in tatkal given the fact that my passport was issued in US and I am applying for a reissue from here in India.

    Any guidance is appreciated. Thanks!

  • Nithya Gandhi Jan 7, 2015 Reply

    my passport has got surname blank as i dont have one.
    given name is my name with husband name, now the problem is i want the surname to be husband name and given name as my name only. what should i do please help me asap
    thank you

  • vlsulochana Jan 7, 2015 Reply

    My pasport expiry on 24.2.2015, what documents required.

  • RAKESH Jan 5, 2015 Reply

    I understand same has to be reissued.
    kindly advice do i have to visit same psk in delhi which issued the original passport or can go to other psk on delhi.
    also advice what reason i should give while filling e form for reissuance as could not find the right option.

  • Panchu Palani Jan 4, 2015 Reply

    Old paspord renewal stedas

  • Loganathan Jan 2, 2015 Reply

    I am having valid PP expires on 23 March 2016. Last two days before quit my job came from Muscat.
    Now I am waiting for the visa to join new job in Muscat
    My PP is hand written , is there any problem if I travel in the hand written PP.or I have to renew my PP.
    VISA will be issued in my handritten PP. Pls clarify me.

    • saun Jan 4, 2015 Reply

      All hand-written passports will expire by 24th November, 2015.
      should be renewed before Nov 2015. for quick renewal you can apply under tatkal.

  • rakhi Jan 2, 2015 Reply

    i already have a passport how long will it take to get new passport after i apply for name change after my marriage

  • Sulochana Ramachandrsa Dec 29, 2014 Reply

    My passport expires on 1Feb2015 Let me know the

  • kavita Dec 24, 2014 Reply

    i have a slight change in dob by typing mistake.
    so what documents I need to bring for passport verification?

  • feroz khan Dec 21, 2014 Reply

    I have a doubt
    If a passport expired more then 30 yrs before.
    Now that same passport will be renewal / re issue again.
    It is possible that the passport officer will be renewal / re issue..
    Plz help me to clear my doubt

    • shiv dayal kanhi singh Jan 3, 2015 Reply

      my passport expired 13 years ago. My address is changed. state is changed. I need renewal. what are requirements to get renewal. I need within 7 days to visit AUS for 7 days. please help me.

      • shiv dayal kanhi singh Jan 3, 2015 Reply

        dear sir, my passport have got expired 13 yrs ago. Now my address and state changed. I need renewal for visiting AUS. I want renewal within next 7 days. I request you, please suggest me. How is it possible? The way of renewal pl ?

  • Faruq Dec 15, 2014 Reply

    I am from Rajasthan and nw working here in Goa.. My passport is goin to expire in march 2015. Is there any online process or through which i can renew my passport. Coz nxt 4 months i wil be very busy cant go out of goa..

  • Akanksha Arora Dec 14, 2014 Reply

    My passport expired on 2012, can I apply renewal or new passport.

  • sm shiva Dec 7, 2014 Reply

    Dear Sir,

    Please provide me a details for renewal of my old password in Chennai (Adambakkam – 88). or any online link.



    Sm Shiva

    • MOFAZZAL HAIDER Jan 26, 2015 Reply

      My passport expired on 08.10.2014
      Can I apply renewal

  • S.BHEEMARAO Dec 6, 2014 Reply

    My passport expired on 2013,can i apply renewal or new passport

  • prasanna I chaware Nov 29, 2014 Reply

    sir my passport date expiry :- 2010, what is the process is it renewal or apply to new one passport


      my passport no G 3470797 isued on 08/06/2007 issued by regional passport office bangalore expired on 07/06/2012. pl instruct us the guidelines to be followed to renew the same.also pl let me know whether i can apply for going to usa to visit usa on tour in 2015 now itself.

  • Krishna Giri syam Nov 28, 2014 Reply

    sir my passport date expiry :- 16/7/2008, passport no A 579 6803. renewal or apply to new one passport

  • Imtiaz Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    My passport expired on 1984 can i renewal or apply to new one passport.

  • raghav Nov 25, 2014 Reply


    My passport is getting expired on 10th May 2015 and now I am planning to go Dubai.
    As per UAE Visa minimum 6 months validity is required and now I am planning to go for renewal, can some one tell me whether again the police verification is going to happen or not.. the reason is if police verification is there means it might be delay for another 10 days… so can some one guide me on that.

    Address on the passport is different but in the same town.

  • Ravindra Dhanraj Gandhi Nov 25, 2014 Reply

    Dear Sir,

    My passport is going to be expired on 25-05-2015. Needs to be renewed.


    Ravindra Dhanraj Gandhi

  • Abid Nov 23, 2014 Reply

    Do I need to pay online to apply reissue?
    I’m out of pages my passport is full .
    It is valid till 2016
    Pls help me ?

  • Abid Nov 23, 2014 Reply

    Hi there.
    My passport is out of pages. It’s full now.
    Can I walk in and apply new passport ?
    Do I need an appointment ?
    Pls help me

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